James Robinson


I post photos to Instagram, and my blog Darkness Visible.

My family had an old Kodak Autographic Junior as a curio and I think maybe this got me interested in cameras. My first real camera was a Russian Zenit, but I’ve used Rolleiflex and Voigtländer TLRs, a Rollei SL35, an Olympus OM-2, Voigtländer Bessa T, and a Leica III. I love cameras but it feels like I’ve only recently begun to learn how to take a decent picture.

For me, the most instructive book has been Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide. It really helped me grasp the mechanics of capturing images and the range of “creative exposure” options that might result in a great shot.

I’m using a range of cameras at the moment:

  • Hasselblad XPAN II
  • Sony A7R
  • Fujifilm GSW 690II
  • Busch Pressman with Kodak Ektar 127mm
  • Voigtlander Vito C
  • Rollei XF 35